If Karim Benzema’s form is anything to go by, then it is high time people realized that the Real Madrid forward deserves the role he has picked up since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Benzema has scored 80 goals in the last three seasons for the club and we are yet to come to an end of the current campaign.
For the records, he has also become the top scorer for the club in the last two seasons and could have somewhat challenged for the top scorer award in the Spanish top-flight if he were handed penalty duties.
The Frenchman has been in an instrumental form for the club in his last six games which has seen him score eight times while adding an assist.
He also proved to be the important figure in the crucial UEFA Champions League second-leg game against Atalanta at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.
In a season where Madrid were almost ruled out of challenging for the La Liga title, the striker has contributed to the turnaround of the fortunes of Zinedine Zidane’s side.
Since December 1, Benzema has been involved directly in 20 goals across all competitions, scoring 17 and providing three assists during that time.
He has become prolific in these last months and the club as well as everyone connected to the club will hope his impressive form goes a long way to pile pressure on Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, who are both above the Los Blancos in the Spanish league race.
With 10 games still to go, Madrid are six points away from the top spot and have a game against Barcelona as part of their remaining fixtures.
With the speculations around the club hoping to bring in Erling Braut Haaland, the 33-year-old still feels he has a point to prove with the club and he is doing that with his performances.